Thijs wins CN vs EU Championship 2018

Our Hearthstone star Thijs wins the CN vs EU Championship 2018, defeating some of Europe and China’s biggest names to claim the Aston Martin DB11 Grand Prize.

Congratulations to Thijs ‘Thijs’ Molendijk for his incredible performance and victory at 2018’s CN vs EU Championship. 8 of Europe’s top Hearthstone players, including G2’s Radu ‘RDU’ Dima and Thijs, were invited to Shanghai to compete with 8 of China’s elite players for the tournament’s grand prize – an Aston Martin DB11 (or the cash equivalent of €175,000). With regional pride and a beautiful set of wheels on the line, the biggest names in Hearthstone took to the arena.

Thijs started his tournament run strong, taking down Hunterace and XiaoT in the group stage to secure his quarterfinals spot. Though RDU put up a strong display, he went 1-1 in his group and lost narrowly to Xhope with a score of 2-3 in the best of 5 decider match. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, Thijs faced off against fellow Europeans, Bunnyhoppor and Orange, winning both series 3-0 and 3-2 respectively. Then in the final, he faced off once again against XiaoT. It was an incredibly intense best of 5 series, with Thijs returning from a 1-2 deficit to take down his opponent in the final game with only 1 healthpoint remaining! This incredible tournament performance, streamed exclusively on Thijs’ Twitch channel for English audiences, proved once again that he is still one of Hearthstone and Europe’s best players.

From everyone at G2 Esports, congratulations to Thijs for his incredible victory and commiserations to RDU for the tough loss. Once our champion has returned from his travels in China, you can catch him streaming daily on Twitch, and follow him on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for his latest updates.

Photo Credits: Gold Series

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